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    • Department of Surgery
    • Section of Plastic Surgery

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    CaRMS match

    • R-1 (Main Residency Match)

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    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

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    Expected duration

    • 5 years

About the program

The Section of Plastic Surgery delivers significant care in craniofacial surgery, upper extremity and lower extremity reconstruction, skin cancers, complex wound reconstruction and aesthetic surgery.

Faculty members

Run by 15 board certified plastic surgeons, the Section of Plastic Surgery provides all plastic surgical care to the province of Manitoba, northwestern Ontario and a significant portion of Nunavut.

Our world-renowned faculty are also members of many prestigious medical communities—including the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand, Group for the Advancement of Microsurgery (Canada), American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.

We are proud to have four physician assistants within the program and many dedicated nursing staff in our clinics.

Residency benefits

As one of our 10 total UM Plastic Surgery residents, you can expect:

  • Very high clinical volume
  • Engaged teaching staff with years of professional experience
  • Mentorship-based rotations through a wide range of plastic surgery specialties, including reconstruction, pediatric plastic surgery and aesthetic surgery
  • A strong clinical research program
  • A one-to-one resident to staff ratio
  • The chance to take electives outside of the province or country
  • Support for post-residency fellowship training
  • Varied program delivery, including lectures, anatomy lab lessons and photo rounds

Program details

Complete residency details, including program curriculum, application requirements and selection criteria can be found on the Canadian Resident Matching Service website.

Only Canadian medical graduates, permanent residents or landed Immigrants can apply to CaRMS in the first iteration.

How to apply for residencies

  • To be considered for admission to any residency at the University of Manitoba, you must apply through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).

    CaRMS is a national, independent, not-for-profit, fee-for-service organization that provides a fair, objective and transparent application and matching service for medical training throughout Canada.

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Contact us

Max Rady College of Medicine
AE101-820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada